Visiting Station F in Paris today has been truly inspiring for everyone. We learned about how start-up incubators function and INSEAD alumni currently at Station F walked us through their own start-ups, from carbon credit evolution, to apps that enhance productivity and focus. An important take-away was that, in a world that increasingly appreciates creativity and innovation, it is entirely possible to start from zero and create something amazing.
After lunch at Station F, we also visited the Google office in Paris, where we also discovered the Google arts and culture department. They are currently using AI and machine learning to digitize works of art that are currently in museums, for educational and cultural purposes. Observation of paintings and all kinds of works of art becomes an experience even better than looking at exploring such artifacts in real life.